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Allyson Barkan is a New York-based writer, comedian & performer.

Allyson studied Sketch Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and performs regularly around New York with her all-female sketch comedy team, Margarita Wilson. She has been accepted into comedy festivals including New York Sketch Fest, Montreal Sketchfest and The Chicago Women's Funny Festival. A graduate of UCLA with a BA in English and a minor in Theater and Playwriting, Allyson spent a year living and writing in Greece while teaching English Literature through a HAEF/Fulbright Fellowship. She has a background in publicity and media relations for television, and has worked for networks like FX, Showtime and Fuse.